Bangladesh slum fire leaves 10,000 homeless

Asia Pacific Aug 18, 2019

Bangladesh slum fire leaves 10,000 homeless

At least 10,000 people are homeless after a massive fire swept through a crowded slum in the Bangladesh capital and destroyed thousands of shanties, officials said Sunday. The fire broke out at in Dhaka's Mirpur neighborhood late on Friday and razed around 2,000 mostly tin ...

Fire kills at least 70 in old part of Dhaka

Asia Pacific Feb 21, 2019

Fire kills at least 70 in old part of Dhaka

A devastating fire raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh's capital, killing at least 70 people, officials and witnesses said Thursday. The fire in Dhaka's Chawkbazar area was mostly under control after more than 10 hours of frantic efforts. Some ...